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The wheels are 5" back spacing.

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I've been waiting quite a while to start this thread. I put the car in the garage to start this project in June.

My build is going to be a LS3 I built my self from scratch, bought a new block,crank, forged connecting rods and pistons, Brian Tooley stage II cam and valve springs. Found a set of brand new take off crate motor heads that I had a Very nice 5 angle vale job and some clean up work of the bowl area.

I'm hoping for 475 hp at the rear wheels.

The motor will be cooled with a Dewit's radiator in their Black Ice epoxy with dual electric fans. I'll also be using Wegner Motorsports black FEAD .

This motor will be backed by a new T56 Magnum. With a Hayes "Muscle Car" clutch, pressure plate and flywheel. And of course a new drive shaft.

The 10 bolt diff will get a posi and 373 gears. I put axles in when I did the Big Brake set up. I know the 10 bolt isn't the best choice, but it's what I have until I find a 66 12 bolt. And I do not want a Ford rear end.

The brake and suspension are all ready done. Bear brakes with SC&C suspension. And Boyd wheels.
But I will be adding Hydra boost and Bear master cylinder.

all of the LS swap components are from Holley/Hooker. The motor mounts, trans cross member, headers and exhaust.

Inside will be getting some new stuff also, Vintage Air, Dakota Digital HDX dash with satellite speedo. Also an complete rewire with American Auto Wire Classic Update harness.

This is the car before I parked it back in June

Chevelle (16)A

The reason I'm just getting to this after parking the car Back in June was a big set back.

The first thing in doing the LS swap was new body bushings. I knew I had some problem bolts but what I got into was a complete trunk floor replacement. This turned out to be a pretty big and time consuming project.

Here a little info on that

Trunk floor, I need some advise

Now that I'm done with the trunk floor except for final paint. I'm back on the swap.

So by the end of the Thanksgiving weekend I hope to have this new engine and trans set in place and be able to begin mocking up headers, radiator and FEAD.

Of course I have to do a pretty big modification to the trans tunnel.

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475 at the rear wheels. Thatll do some cool burn outs dude
 

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just spent the last 2 hrs reading your post from 1st page , i feel your pain on rust chaseing , but all in all worth the effort ! congradulations on passing the finish line and enjoy !
To be honest, it not done yet. The loss of income do to the lock downs has depleted my enthusiasm.

That be ing said, I spent the day installing vapor barrier and door panels. I ended up using the old Intior parts to prevent spending money. It's all in pretty good shape so it will be fine until I'm comfortable spending money again.

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Been accumulating some miles, took it for maybe a 20 mile drive last weekend. Everything appears good, some small details to address. I just ordered new springs for the coil overs,, it rides way to stiff now.

Driving it is really fun and rewarding given all the time put into it. Get on the freeway hit 5th then 6th and at 75mph is 2200 rpm. Its quiet no drone from the exhaust. All the stuff like sound deadening, stuff you kind of forget about, that stuff pays off.

Other things will take a while to appreciate, power windows are awesome. Dakota Digital dash, hydraulic clutch, no rattles or wind noise these things all add to the satisfaction.

I've had no major hiccups to this point, a small coolant leak on the overflow and a few other small issues. Considering I assembled the entire car primarily by myself including buildingthe motor, I'm very satisfied.

Here's a couple photos from today's drive to adjust the brake bias, shown in the last photo.


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You should be proud, beautiful car and quality build!

If my build build is even close to yours quality wise I'll be super pleased!

Well Done!
 

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A beautiful job from top to bottom. A really nice car.
 
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